London’s successful hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games has inspired events management students to request more tuition based on UK exhibitions and event venues.
International training company Event Business Academy (EBA) claims to have witnessed an increase in students wishing to learn more about the UK events industry, while the Academy also contributes a rise in applicants for its Scholarship Programme to the UK’s sporting summer.
Oxford-based EBA says the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided a new source of demand for its courses, with 400 applicants from over 30 countries looking to secure one of just ten scholarships on offer.
Jeff Hunter, managing director of EBA, told eventindustrynews.co.uk: “Students often specifically mention their desire to learn about well known UK events and venues, so we believe we’re seeing something of an Olympic learning legacy developing for the UK event industry.”
The EBA’s Scholarship Programme is supported by ex-industry pro Nick de Bois, currently the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group, who described the rise in interest for the UK’s event expertise as “fantastic”.
Cited by conference-news.co.uk, Mr de Bois went onto state that tuition in events can provide a solid foundation for success in the industry, while boosting the number of skilled workers entering an already highly competitive job market.